Detects mouse MMP-9 in Western blots. In Western blots, approximately 10% cross-reactivity with recombinant human (rh) MMP‑9 is observed and less than 1% cross-reactivity with rhMMP-1, -3, -7, -8, -10, -12, and -13 is observed.
MMP‑9 in Mouse Splenocytes. MMP‑9 was detected in immersion fixed mouse splenocytes using Goat Anti-Mouse MMP‑9 Biotinylated Antigen Affinity-purified Polyclonal Antibody (Catalog # BAF909) at 10 µg/mL for 3 hours at room temperature. Cells were stained using the NorthernLights™ 557-conjugated Streptavidin (red; Catalog # NL999) and counterstained with DAPI (blue). View our protocol for Fluorescent ICC Staining of Non-adherent Cells.
Preparation and Storage
Reconstitute at 0.2 mg/mL in sterile PBS.
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Stability & Storage
Use a manual defrost freezer and avoid repeated freeze-thaw cycles.
12 months from date of receipt, -20 to -70 °C as supplied.
1 month, 2 to 8 °C under sterile conditions after reconstitution.
6 months, -20 to -70 °C under sterile conditions after reconstitution.
Matrix metalloproteinases are a family of zinc and calcium dependent endopeptidases with the combined ability to degrade all the components of the extracellular matrix. MMP-9 (gelatinase B) can degrade a broad range of substrates including gelatin, collagen types IV and V, elastin, and proteoglycan core protein. It is believed to act synergistically with interstitial collagenase (MMP-1) in the degradation of fibrillar collagens as it degrades their denatured gelatin forms. MMP-9 is produced by keratinocytes, monocytes, macrophages, and PMN leukocytes. MMP-9 is present in most cases of inflammatory responses. Structurally, MMP-9 may be divided into five distinct domains: a pro-domain which is cleaved upon activation, a gelatin-binding domain consisting of three contiguous fibronectin type II units, a catalytic domain containing the zinc binding site, a proline-rich linker region, and a carboxyl terminal hemopexin-like domain. Compared to the human MMP-9 (Catalog # 911-MP), the mouse enzyme contains extra sequences in the linker region and in the hemopexin-like domain, respectively.
Matrix Metalloproteinase 9
Entrez Gene IDs:
4318 (Human); 17395 (Mouse); 81687 (Rat)
92 kDa gelatinase; 92 kDa type IV collagenase; CLG4B; EC 3.4.24; EC 18.104.22.168; Gelatinase B; GELB; macrophage gelatinase; MANDP2; matrix metallopeptidase 9; matrix metalloproteinase 9; matrix metalloproteinase-9; MMP9; MMP-9; type V collagenase
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